The overcoat has played an important part in history since its introduction in 1772, favoured by explorers and pioneers on world changing expeditions to keep out the cold and damp and by militaries for warming and protecting their soldiers during conflicts.

The overcoat offers warmth, sharp lines and style. Pioneer from Hainsworth is a heavy weight tightly milled versatile cloth, allowing the true essence of the original overcoat to live on and adding highlights of lustre, drape and structure to ensure truly beautiful classic pieces can be sculpted by contemporary designers.

Traditionally crafted from heavy weight wool, when a 2008–2011 attempt to introduce military overcoats made of warm synthetic fibres was made in Russia, it resulted in many soldiers getting frostbite and pneumonia.

Colours Available


Free Samples, Delivered Direct.

The simplest way to see the true potential of Hainsworth cloth is to experience them in person. Choose up to 5 fabric samples from our samples page, fill out your details and we’ll send these out to you the same day where possible.
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Ready to purchase?

Once you’ve received your samples and selected which cloth best suits your project, there are two ways you can place your order with us.

If you would like less than 10 metres, we recommend clicking the link below to visit our online store. It’s a quick, easy way to order cloth by the metre, and we aim to ship all orders out within three working days. The smallest order quantity we can offer for any fabric is one metre.

If you want more than 10 metres, we recommend speaking to one of our team. They can advise on quantity, lead times and discounts for bulk orders. You can call the number below or click on the link to fill in our contact form. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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For orders of up to 10 metres, our online store is a quick and easy way to make a purchase.
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Further Information

For further information, please call our sales team who are trained to listen to your requirements; ask the right questions and provide solutions to suit both your expectations and budget.

+44 (0)113 257 0391

Alternatively use our contact form to send an email